Another first! Hippiefest at The Farm in Brooksville. What a fun event. Lots of peace, love, and music...and workshops and jams. Pamela Jo performed with Tamera and Jae as the Lilly Jane band (more on that to come). The venue for Hippiefest is The Farm, near Brooksville. The Farm is located in an idyllic, secluded natural forest and is billed as a "beautiful central Florida sanctuary for musicians" that grows music, not crops. There are events at The Farm each week, including an open mic on Thursdays. The Farm is a perfect place to cultivate friendships and music. I look forward to participating in more events at The Farm.
New Tracks added 7-23-18
Check out two new music tracks added today! The first is "Black Coal Cries," which is an original PamelaJo composition. This song is about the Sago Mine Disaster that occurred in January 2006 in Sago, West Virginia. After a blast and collapse in the mine, thirteen men were trapped. Rescuers could not immediately get to them because carbon monoxide levels were too high. By the time the miners were found and pulled from the mine, twelve of the thirteen were deceased. I thought about how that surviving man must have felt after witnessing the loss of his comrades in that tragic event. This is what inspired the song, "Black Coal Cries."
The second track, "My Horses Ain't Hungry," is a version of an old song with a very long history. See the Max Hunter collection at Missouri State for more variations. in "American Favorite Ballads, Tunes and Songs as Sung by Pete Seeger," (Oak Publications, 1961), Pete Seeger explains that he learned the song in the 1930s when his father was researching folksongs in Washington D.C. He describes the piece as part of a large song family that includes "Rye Whiskey" and "On Top of Old Smoky."
These two tracks were recorded recently in St. Petersburg, Florida at the studio of Peter Conzelman. "Black Coal Cries" is an original PamelaJoMusic composition inspired by the tragic Sago, WV mine disaster in 2006. "My Horses Ain't Hungry" is an old song with a long history and lots of musical cousins. Read more about these songs on this site in the "Latest News" section. Thanks for listening!